The family of Alaa Abi Faraj stand over his casket at his funeral Friday, just days after he was killed in clashes following Lebanon's first election in 9 years. (The Daily Star/ Mohammad Azakir)
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The Aley town of Choueifat Friday overcame tension Friday and peacefully laid to rest a Progressive Socialist Party supporter who was shot dead in clashes earlier this week, as his suspected killer remained at large.Separately, the Interior Ministry Friday said it would shorten a ban on motorcycles in the capital that was imposed in the wake of clashes and tension after parliamentary elections, meaning it will be lifted Sunday rather than Monday.In the wake of the announcement of election results, groups of men on mopeds roamed Beirut's streets, with clashes being reported between supporters of the Future Movement and Hezbollah, prompting the ministry on May 7 to impose a 72-hour ban on motorcycles.Two days later, the ministry extended the ban to last until Monday, May 14 .
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